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EuroTech Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Series #5

The newly established EuroTech Working Group on Chemistry and Chemical Engineering is launching a biweekly online seminar series: Every other Wednesday, the group is offering a one-hour talk open to all. Join us on 9 June for the fifth talk:

Prof. Evgeny Rebrov 
Department of Chemical Engineering and Chemistry, Eindhoven University of Technology

Structured reactors under inductive heating

Conventional fixed bed and trickle bed reactors suffer from the non-uniform temperature distribution and the formation of hot spots. We introduced a novel concept of an inductively heated micro-trickle bed reactor with several adjacent thermal zones. In these reactors, catalytic zones are separated with several heating zones. This configuration creates a possibility to make a few reaction zones with different temperatures, while still being compact enough to use in a single fixed bed reactor. In this lecture, we provide an overview of the design methodology of a multizone zone structured reactor based on a convection and conduction heat transfer model. Several examples of enhancement of selectivity under fast temperature modulations in chemicals synthesis (among others direct amide synthesis and glucose isomerization in flow) will be highlighted. A scale-up approach to a 100 kg/day production scale will be presented and demonstrated with several examples.

With the permission of the speaker, this talk has been recorded. You can find the recording on Youtube.

Practical information

Date: Wednesday, 9 June 2021
Time: 15:00-16:00 CET
Location: Zoom link
Registration: is not required


This event is open to all.


If you have any questions, please contact Professor Fausto Gallucci of Eindhoven University of Technology.

Chemistry & Chemical Engineering
We have just started this working group and discuss topics related to research within chemistry and chemical engineering.